When we first met Mike, he was residing in the state hospital. After years living on the streets and cycling in and out of the hospital, he struggled to gain any stability. He needed a supportive place to live so he could begin rebuilding his life. With the help of Transitional Resources, he found that place, and has successfully lived independently in the community (with the support of TR staff) for over twelve years. Here at TR, he nurtured his musical talent during weekly music group and discovered a passion for gardening: he now helps lead a weekly organic gardening group, growing vegetables in TR plots and donating harvested food to the West Seattle Food Bank. He was recently hired to work at the Home Depot. When you meet Mike today and see the smile on his face, it’s obvious that he is proud of his life and what he has accomplished.